The Small Business Administration (SBA) Green Loan Program offers significant opportunities for solar heating and cooling businesses on commercial projects, but the program remains underutilized. The SBA 504 loan program provides inexpensive debt capital for businesses that are expanding or improving their real estate. Features include lower down payments and interest rates than traditional bank financing. Each funded project is required to provide community benefits, and in recent years this category has expanded to include on-site renewable energy systems. If the borrower installs a renewable energy system as part of the proposed project, loan amounts can greatly exceed the traditional SBA $5 million lending cap. Come and learn about this creative way to expand your business and reach new customers!